is hard, you never will find one that fits all your wants. I ended up making a list of my wants, starting with the most important and a budget
, then started trying to fill those wants as much as I could.
The list changed though, the more boats I looked at and began to evolve, it stated with boats no more than five or six years old as I did not want a project
or a re-fit, I wanted a boat
to learn with, which meant sailing. I already know how to fix most "stuff".
I wanted a newer boat that I could keep for a few years to learn if I really wanted to do this or not and then sell to buy the boat that we would cruise
I ended up with a 27 yr old boat and after keeping it for awhile, I decided it was "the" boat we would cruise
with, so my whole darn plan went out the window and what I ended up with was about 180 degrees from what I started looking at.